What is a Tick?
Ticks are not insects but are instead arachnids that belong to the same family as scorpions, mites, and spiders. Different species of ticks can be found in the UAE. Many of them carry diseases. They can be gray, white, brown, black, reddish-brown, or yellow and are flat and oval-shaped. After a blood meal, their bodies will swell and become round. At all stages of their life cycles, they can bite both humans and animals.
There are a few ways to identify them in your yard, such as:
Drag a light-colored sheet or towel through your yard and inspect it for any ticks. Place any ticks you find in a sealed bag and destroy them.
As your pets enter the house, check them for ticks. The CDC recommends running your fingers through their hair and checking for any hard small masses.
Using a flashlight:
Inspect the yard using a flashlight, looking in places like along rock or brick walls, in dense brush or grass, piles of yard debris, areas where pets spend time, trees and landscaping bushes, and areas with organic debris.
Causes of Ticks in the Yard
They can be brought to your yard by deer or small rodents. Once in the yard, they look for an ideal habitat of darkness and moisture and will hide in areas with tall grass, moist dirt, and shade. If your yard is mowed, they may still establish themselves in the outer areas. Where they can find shelter in low-hanging shrubs or ground cover plants.
Home Remedies for Ticks in the Yard
There are several natural home remedies that can help get rid of it, including:
Cedar oil spray:
The Cedar oil is a natural and non-toxic tick repellent. Which can be sprayed directly on skin or clothing. You can buy cedar oil tick spray or make your own by mixing 60 drops of cedar wood essential oil, water, and 1 ounce of grain alcohol.
Eucalyptus or neem oil:
Both of these essential oils will kill them on contact. It can be made into a spray by combining 4 ounces of purified water and 30 drops of the oil.
Diatomaceous earth is a powder made from fossilized diatoms. It is an effective and safe way to get rid of pests. It will dehydrate and kill ticks within hours.
Conventional Ways to Get Rid of Ticks
If you prefer a conventional approach, there are also several effective methods, including:
EPA-registered foggers can instantly kill ticks and fleas. But these are best used as a temporary solution.
Pesticides can also be used to kill these. But it’s important to choose a product that’s safe for pets and humans.
Professional tick control:
Hiring a professional tick control service is a safe and effective way to get rid of them in your yard.
Are Ticks Dangerous?
Do most people ask us if ticks are dangerous? These arachnids that can carry diseases. There are many different ways to identify this living thing in your yard, including tick dragging, checking pets, and using a flashlight. They can be brought to your yard by deer or small rodents and establish themselves in areas of darkness and moisture. There are both natural and conventional methods for getting rid of them in your yard, including home remedies like cedar oil spray, eucalyptus or neem oil, and diatomaceous earth, and conventional methods
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